The complex nature of graphic literature allows for in-depth storytelling; the reader steps inside the character’s mind and gazes through their eyes. Through such immersion in the character’s world, readers can gain a deep understanding of cultures alien to them, and as a result, develop a greater understanding of human nature.
In Mongrel, personal narrative is used to provide an honest account of the minority I belong to. Stereotypes may be confirmed or demystified. Is this dependant on who’s reading it? The ultimate aim is to add layers to the two-dimensional people we are usually portrayed as in the media. We are complex beings, we are not made up of one thing, one life experience, one belief. There are a thousand and one things that make us, yet all other elements are dismissed when it is brought to light that someone is a Muslim.